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Ethics in Practice: An Anthology, 5th Edition




Ethics in Practice: An Anthology, 5th Edition

Hugh LaFollette

ISBN: 978-1-119-35886-2 March 2020 Wiley-Blackwell 744 Pages

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Ethics in Practice – Fifth Edition

[N]: New to fifth edition; [R]: Revised for Ethics in Practice; [W]: Written for Ethics in Practice

Preface for Instructors


General Introduction [W] [R]

Theorizing about Ethics [W] [R]

Reading Philosophy [W] [R]

Writing a Philosophy Paper [W] [R]

The Basics of Argumentation [NW]

Part I Theory

Ethical Theory

1 Consequentialism [R & R]
William H. Shaw

2 Deontology [W & R]
David McNaughton and Piers Rawling

3 Rights [W & R]
George W. Rainbolt

4 Virtue Theory [W]
Rosalind Hursthouse

Part II Life, Death, and Moral Status


5. Justifying Physician-Assisted Deaths [W
Tom L. Beauchamp

6 Against the Right to Die [R]
J. David Velleman

7 Physician-Assisted Deaths: Policy Choices [NW]
Ronald Lindsey

8 Dying at the Right Time: Reflections on (Un)Assisted Suicide [W & R]
John Hardwig

9 “For Now Have I My Death”: The “Duty to Die” Versus the Duty to Help the Ill Stay Alive.
Felicia Nimue Ackerman


10 A Defense of Abortion
Judith Jarvis Thomson

11 On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion [R]
Mary Anne Warren

12 An Argument that Abortion is Wrong [W]
Don Marquis

13 The Moral Permissibility of Abortion
Margaret Olivia Little

14 Virtue Theory and Abortion [R]
Rosalind Hursthouse


15 All Animals are Equal
Peter Singer

16 Moral Standing, the Value of Lives, and Speciesism
R. G. Frey

17 The Case for Animal Rights
Tom Regan

18 The Vegetarian Imperative [NW]
Michael Allen Fox

Biomedical Technologies

19 Is Women’s Labor a Commodity?
Elizabeth S. Anderson

20 “Goodbye Dolly?” The Ethics of Human Cloning
John Harris

21 The Wisdom of Repugnance: Why We Should Ban the Cloning of Humans
Leon R. Kass

22 Cognitive Enhancement [NW]
Jonathan Pugh


23 The Value of Nature [W]
Ronald Sandler

24 A Place for Cost-Benefit Analysis [R & R]
David Schmidtz

25 Ideals of Human Excellence and Preserving Natural Environments
Thomas E. Hill, Jr

26 A Perfect Moral Storm: Climate Change, Intergenerational Ethics, and the Problem of Moral Corruption [R]
Stephen M. Gardiner

Part III Liberty and Equality

Paternalism and Risk

27 Freedom of Action
John Stuart Mill

28 Against the Legalization of Drugs
James Q. Wilson

29 Why We Should Decriminalize Drug Use [R]
Douglas Husak

30 The Liberal Basis of the Right to Bear Arms [R]
Todd C. Hughes and Lester H. Hunt

31 Gun Control
Hugh LaFollette

Free Speech

32 Freedom of Thought and Discussion
John Stuart Mill

33 “The Price We Pay?” Pornography and Harm [R]
Susan J. Brison

34 The Right to Get Turned On: Pornography, Autonomy, Equality
Andrew Altman

35 Sticks and Stones [W]
John Arthur

36 Speech Codes and Expressive Harm [W]
Andrew Altman

Discrimination, Racism, and Sexism

37 Racism as an Ethical Issue [WN]
Michele Moody-Adams

38 Servility and Self-Respect
Thomas E. Hill, Jr

39 Implicit Bias, Awareness, and Moral Responsibility [NR]
Alex Madva

40 Affirmative Action as Equalizing Opportunity: Challenging the Myth of “Preferential Treatment” [W]
Luke Charles Harris and Uma Narayan

41 Sexual Harassment [NR]
Jennifer Saul

42 Men in Groups: Collective Responsibility for Rape [R]
Larry May and Robert Strikwerda

43 Ideals of Respect: Identity, Dignity and Disability [NW]
Adam Cureton

Religion, Conscience, and the State

44 Resolving Conflicts between Religious Liberty and Other Values [N]
Mark R. Wicclair

45 Religious Conviction, Parental Authority, and Children’s Interests [NW]
Christopher Meyers

46 Gay Rights and Religious Accommodation [NW]
Andrew Koppelman

47 Conscientious Objection in Health Care [N]
Mark R. Wicclair

48 “My Conscience May Be My Guide, but You May not Have to Honor It” [NR]
Hugh LaFollette

Part IV Justice


49 Punishment and Desert [W]
James Rachels

50 Does Punishment Work? [W]
John Paul Wright, Francis T. Cullen, and Kevin M. Beaver

51 In Defense of the Death Penalty
Louis P. Pojman

52 Against the Death Penalty
Jeffrey Reiman

53 Just Deserts in an Unjust Society [NR]
Suart P. Green

54 To Protect and Serve: What is Wrong with the Policing of Minorities in the US [NR]
John Kleinig

Economic Justice

55 A Theory of Justice
John Rawls

56 The Entitlement Theory of Justice
Robert Nozick

57 The Ethical Implications of Benefitting from Injustice [NW]
Daniel Butt

58 Bleeding Heart Libertarian View of Inequality [NW]
Andrew Jason Cohen

Global Justice

59 Refugees and the Right to Control Immigration [NW]
Christopher Heath Wellman

60 Case for Open Immigration [N]
Chandran Kukathas

61 Famine, Affluence, and Morality
Peter Singer

62 Famine Relief and the Ideal Moral Code [W]
John Arthur

63 Eradicating Systemic Poverty: Brief for a Global Resources Dividend [R]
Thomas W. Pogge

War and Torture

64 Just War and Moral Consistency [NW]
Jonathan Parry

65 Pacifism: Reclaiming the Moral Presumption [W]
William J. Hawk

66 The Justifiability of Humanitarian Intervention [R]
Charles R. Beitz

67 Terrorism and Torture [N]
Fritz Alhoff

68 Unthinking the Ticking Time Bomb [NR]
David Luban